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Scholar Contemplating a Cascade


Published 16th century
Topics art, Asian Art


The sixteenth-century ink-wash painting, a type rarely found outside Korean collections, uses strong, deliberate brushwork to convey ideas of space and perspective. Yi Chong, a Buddhist monk who came from a renowned family of artists, was a respected court painted during his short life. His work was heavily influenced by the Chinese tradition of the scholar-artist. The style of this painting invokes the Zhe School of Ming dynasty China, and the subject alludes to a poem by the Chinese poet Li Bo (701–762) concerning the beauty of a waterfall.

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Identifier brooklynmuseum-o3847-scholar-contemplating-a-cascade
Caption Yi Chong (1578-1607). Scholar Contemplating a Cascade, 16th century. Ink on silk, Image: 11 1/4 x 10 7/8in. (28.6 x 27.6cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 75.130
Coverage Korea
Creator Yi Chong
Credit Designated Purchase Fund
Date 16th century
Dimensions Image: 11 1/4 x 10 7/8in. (28.6 x 27.6cm); Overall: 45 x 16 1/4 in. (114.3 x 41.3 cm)
Mediatype image
Medium Ink on silk
Rights No known copyright restrictions
Publicdate 2010-04-12 22:35:51
Addeddate 2010-04-12 22:35:51
Backup_location ia903605_8

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Reviewer: BenjaminS.T. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2012
Subject: Scholar Contemplating a Cascade
Classic Asian brush art. I give this four stars. Historically speaking it is of five star worth though.
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